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2014 Sony 4K Televisions to Include PlayStation Now, Can Stream PS3 Games In 4K

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Unveiled at CES 2014, PlayStation Now is a streaming services that can bring PlayStation 3 titles to the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4. Think Netflix for gaming. At the time, we were able to get our hands on the PS Vita and stream God of War: Ascension to the powerful handheld without a hitch. It’s expected that Sony will officially release the cloud based service at the 2014 E3. While at the time, Sony was only talking about PlayStation Now for the PS4 and PS Vita, the company made it clear that the service would expand beyond gaming consoles and onto televisions, smartphones, and tablets. Today, Sony takes the first big step to bring PS3 titles to a entirely market and reach beyond the core gaming enthusiast.

PlayStation Store Update (4-15-14)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for April 15th, 2014. While you won’t find anything as shocking as the AA airline tweet here from the other day, this weeks PlayStation Store update does have a host of goodies which include the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on the PlayStation 4 and Dead Nation for the PlayStation Vita.

As a side note, seeing how MMORPG’s require a monthly subscription, it’s never made sense to me that publishers can charge for the game still. Luckily FF14 comes at a discount with the normal edition $59.99 and a collector’s edition for $59.99. As you guessed, details are all after the jump.

‘The Last of Us Remastered’ Being Developed by Naughty Dog, Aims for 60fps

The_Last_Of_Us_RemasteredIt’s been no secret that PlayStation and Naughty Dog had plans to bring The Last of Us to the PlayStation 4. When the game was originally delayed by a few months, many assumed that it was due to a shift in development and that the title would in fact come out for the PlayStation 4. While that did’t pan out, The Last of Us is now headed to the PS4 with development having begun directly after the PS3 title was released. Now let’s talk details about The Last of Us Remastered, which is being handled in house by Naughty Dog.

PlayStation Store Update (4-8-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for April 8, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. The PlayStation 4 receives several titles this week including Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut (look for our review soon!) and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

Continuing the success of previous titles, LEGO: The Hobbit comes to all three systems today. Bigby continues to unravel the mystery as The Wolf Among Us Episode 3: A Crooked Mile comes to the PlayStation 3 today. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 also comes to the PlayStation 3 today as a PlayStation 2 Classic. This game is currently available in enhanced form as Persona 4: Golden for the PlayStation Vita and I highly recommend you play it on that platform. However, if that is not an option, you owe to yourself to pick up the PlayStation 2 Classic version as the game is fantastic.

Finally, PlayStation Plus users will be receiving Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark (PS3/PS Vita Cross-Buy) for free along with many discounts on several games. Keep reading to see a complete list of content available on the PlayStation Store this week!

PlayStation Store Top Sellers – March 2014 Edition

top sellersThe PlayStation Blog recently revealed the list of PlayStation Store Top Sellers for March. Unsurprisingly, inFamous: Second Son led the way for PlayStation 4 while Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition continued to dominate for the PlayStation 3. The PlayStation Vita saw Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster take the top spot for that system. Keep reading to see the entire list!

PlayStation Store Update (4-01-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for April 01, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. Come back to baseball as MLB The Show 14 is the big release for the week on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The PlayStation 4 version will release next month and is now available for pre-order.

Batman Origins: Blackgate Deluxe Edition arrives on the PlayStation 3 today with several updates and improvements over the PlayStation Vita version. Both the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 also receive Ragnarok Odyssey Ace today. 

Finally, PlayStation Plus users will be receiving both Batman  Arkham City (PS3) and as we speculated last week Mercenary Kings (PS4) for free along with many discounts on several games. Keep reading to see a complete list of content available on the PlayStation Store this week!

Should You Buy ‘Deception IV: Blood Ties?’ (PS3/PS Vita)

Deception_4_Blood_Ties_ReviewI have been a fan of the Deception franchise since  Tecmo’s Deception: Invitation to Darkness released for the original PlayStation in 1996. In that game you play as a servant of the devil and are tasked with defending ‘The Castle of the Damned’ from all manner of heroes and adventurers who are unfortunate enough to enter. The gameplay was in the 1st person perspective and to defeat the enemies the player had to set traps to either stun, kill, or capture the intruders. My preteen self enjoyed the dark story and unique (at-the-time) concept of playing as the ‘bad guy’. Fast forward  to today and it has been 9 years since the last Deception game. This week Deception IV: Blood Ties  released here in the United States and became the newest entry in the franchise. Does Deception IV: Blood Ties stack up to its predecessors? Keep reading our full review to find out!

PlayStation Store Update- EA Flash Sale (3-28-14)

flash sale marchLooking for a great deal on PlayStation games this weekend? If so, the PlayStation Store has you covered with a Flash Sale that has slashed prices on several different titles for the PlayStation 3 (Sorry PlayStation 4 or Vita folks, no luck this time!). The sale ends Monday, March 31st at 12:0o PM PDT , so act fast. The deals this month are on EA games and include: Madden NFL 25 for $24.99, Battlefied 4 for $24.99, and Need for Speed Rivals for $29.99. Keep reading to see the rest of the deals!

PlayStation Plus Content Announced for April 2014

playstation-plus-01Are you ready for more information about free games? If so, you are in luck because the PlayStation Blog has announced all of the free games that North American PlayStation Plus users will be able to download during April.

As we discussed earlier this week, the 2D action game Mercenary Kings is free for the PlayStation 4 this month. PlayStation 3 users get several new games this month with the lead title easily being the fantastic Batman: Arkham City. PlayStation Vita continues to get lots of attention as well with Pixeljunk Monsters Ultimate HD being one of 3 titles coming to the platform in April.

Sony has not announced which week subscribers will be receiving the games, but as always you can expect to receive at least one new release on a weekly basis.

Keep reading to see a full list of free games available this month!

More Layoffs Hit Sony First-Party Developers, Driveclub Director Leaves Evolution

In two separate reports from Videogamer website, more trouble has been reported at Sony Computer Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios, with major implications for the delayed PS4 social racer Driveclub. In their first report, Videogamer revealed that another round of layoffs have hit Sony Worldwide Studios, this time affecting three UK studios.

Driveclub and MotorStorm developer Evolution Studios, The Playroom and Project Morpheus tech demo “The Deep” creator Sony London, and Guerrilla Cambridge, who made last year’s PS Vita title Killzone: Mercenraryall were subject to a round of staff reductions. In a statement to Videogamer, Sony spokespersons explained that “there will be a focused restructure within London Studio, Guerrilla Cambridge Studio and Evolution Studio to ensure that the SCE WWS is in the best position to achieve their goals going forward.” The spokesperson also noted that Evolution’s development of Driveclub would not be affected by these layoffs.

PlayStation Store Update (3-25-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for March 25, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. The Spring Fever Sale ends this week and the headline with the highly anticipated indie title Fez which is cross-buy for all three platforms. Burial At Sea: Episode 2 which is the final DLC for BioShock Infinite also releases today.

PlayStation 3 users receive a few new titles including the Action RPG The Witch and the Hundred Knight and Deception IV Blood Ties (which also comes to PS Vita). There are also several sales this week including titles in the BioShock franchise. Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition for the PS4 and Thief for both the PS3 and PS4 are also discounted to $29.99. 

Finally, PlayStation Plus users will be receiving Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PS Vita/PSP)  for free along with many discounts on several games. Keep reading to see a complete list of content available on the PlayStation Store this week!

PlayStation Store Update (3-18-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for March 18, 2014. Even though the delay wasn’t quite as lengthy as last week, the store still failed to miss it’s targeted 2 PM PDT update time by almost 12 hours. Hopefully the team updating the store works out whatever technical issues they are having and future updates will be back on a more regular schedule. Delay or not, we have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. Even though it does not release until March 21st, the PlayStation 4 exclusive inFamous Second Son is easily the biggest release for the week.

Both PlayStation 4  and PlayStation 3 users receive Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes which this week. Final Fantasy X/X2 HD Remaster is also now available for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The spring fever sale also continues this week with major sales on titles in the Grand Theft Auto franchise.

Finally, PlayStation Plus users will be receiving Unit 13 (PS Vita) and Thomas Was Alone (PS3 & PS Vita) for free along with many discounts on several games. Keep reading to see a complete list of content available on the PlayStation Store this week!

Activision to Change Call of Duty’s Lead Platform to PS4?

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Industry insider Pete Famousmortimer Dodd, who normally enjoys a good track record, has some damming news for Microsoft and the Xbox One. According to his insider sources, Activision is on the cusp of changing the lead platform for the mega Call of Duty franchise away from Xbox and to the PS4. While Microsoft has continued its massive marketing blitz with the Xbox One since launch, something that Sony cannot afford to do, the PS4 has continuously outsold its rival. Beyond that, games on the PS4 like Call of Duty: Ghosts have enjoyed higher resolutions than their counterpart on the Xbox One and higher digital sales, a winning combination for developers.